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1914 – Ban Johnson’s efforts to strengthen the New York Yankees succeed when he arranges the purchase of the team by Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Captain Tillinghast L’Hommedieu Huston for $460,000 from Bill Devery and Frank Farrell. After Detroit Tigers owner Frank Navin refuses to let manager Hugh Jennings go, the new New York owners will name longtime Detroit pitcher Bill Donovan to manage the team. Under the new regime, the Yankees will make the most important trade in franchise history when they purchase Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox in 1920.

1914 – Ban Johnson’s efforts to strengthen the New York Yankees succeed when he arranges the purchase of the team by Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Captain Tillinghast L’Hommedieu Huston for $460,000 from Bill Devery and Frank Farrell. After Detroit Tigers owner Frank Navin refuses to let manager Hugh Jennings go, the new New York owners will name longtime Detroit pitcher Bill Donovan to manage the team. Under the new regime, the Yankees will make the most important trade in franchise history when they purchase Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox in 1920.

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1914 – The Philadelphia Phillies trade star outfielder and team captain Sherry Magee to the Boston Braves for cash and two players to be named later. The two turn out to be Possum Whitted and Oscar Dugey. Magee led the National League in hits (171), doubles (39), RBI (103), and slugging average (.509), while hitting .314 with 15 home runs and 92 runs. On the first day of 1915 spring training at Macon, Georgia, Magee will step in a hole while shagging fly balls and break his collar bone. He will hit just .280 with two home runs and 87 RBI in 156 games.

1914 – The Philadelphia Phillies trade star outfielder and team captain Sherry Magee to the Boston Braves for cash and two players to be named later. The two turn out to be Possum Whitted and Oscar Dugey. Magee led the National League in hits (171), doubles (39), RBI (103), and slugging average (.509), while hitting .314 with 15 home runs and 92 runs. On the first day of 1915 spring training at Macon, Georgia, Magee will step in a hole while shagging fly balls and break his collar bone. He will hit just .280 with two home runs and 87 RBI in 156 games.

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 Washington manager Clark Griffith meets with Walter Johnson in Kansas City and convinces the star to re-sign for $12,500, considerably less than his recent contract with the Chifeds, with the assurance that Griffith would convince the Washington management to spring for a bigger contract later. Washington will later sign Johnson to $16,000 a year for five years. Griffith gets $6,000 from Charles Comiskey to allow Johnson to repay his Chifed signing bonus.

1914 – Washington manager Clark Griffith meets with Walter Johnson in Kansas City and convinces the star to re-sign for $12,500, considerably less than his recent contract with the Chifeds, with the assurance that Griffith would convince the Washington management to spring for a bigger contract later. Washington will later sign Johnson to $16,000 a year for five years. Griffith gets $6,000 from Charles Comiskey to allow Johnson to repay his Chifed signing bonus.

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Afraid of losing his unsigned second baseman to the upstart Federal League, Connie Mack sells Eddie Collins to the White Sox for the hefty sum of $50,000. The A’s have already lost Eddie Plank and Chief Bender to the new league.

Afraid of losing his unsigned second baseman to the upstart Federal League, Connie Mack sells Eddie Collins to the White Sox for the hefty sum of $50,000. The A’s have already lost Eddie Plank and Chief Bender to the new league.

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Afraid of losing his unsigned second baseman to the upstart Federal League, Connie Mack sells Eddie Collins to the White Sox for the hefty sum of $50,000. The A’s have already lost Eddie Plank and Chief Bender to the new league. The deal breaks up the A’s “$100,000 infield” and raises conjecture that Mack, too, will leave to manage the Yankees. Ban Johnson reportedly had a hand in the negotiations, sending the A’s star to counter the box office effect of the Chifeds signing Walter Johnson.

Afraid of losing his unsigned second baseman to the upstart Federal League, Connie Mack sells Eddie Collins to the White Sox for the hefty sum of $50,000. The A’s have already lost Eddie Plank and Chief Bender to the new league. The deal breaks up the A’s “$100,000 infield” and raises conjecture that Mack, too, will leave to manage the Yankees. Ban Johnson reportedly had a hand in the negotiations, sending the A’s star to counter the box office effect of the Chifeds signing Walter Johnson.

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1914 – Walter Johnson accepts a $6,000 bonus from the Federal League’s Chicago Whales and signs a three-year contract for $17,500 per year. Clark Griffith threatens to take Johnson to court, claiming he has paid Johnson for the reserve option in his contract. American League President Ban Johnson asserts that Johnson was on the market and is “damaged goods,” worth getting rid of. Griffith travels to Coffeyville, KS, to persuade his franchise player that the option clause is legal and binding. Two weeks later Griffith signs Johnson for three years at $12,500 per year and returns the bonus to the Feds.

1914 – Walter Johnson accepts a $6,000 bonus from the Federal League’s Chicago Whales and signs a three-year contract for $17,500 per year. Clark Griffith threatens to take Johnson to court, claiming he has paid Johnson for the reserve option in his contract. American League President Ban Johnson asserts that Johnson was on the market and is “damaged goods,” worth getting rid of. Griffith travels to Coffeyville, KS, to persuade his franchise player that the option clause is legal and binding. Two weeks later Griffith signs Johnson for three years at $12,500 per year and returns the bonus to the Feds.

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The Court of Appeals upholds the ban prohibiting Sunday amusements in Washington D.C, after the law, which would have allowed the playing of baseball on this day of the week, had previously been overturned. The Senators, during the brief legal interval, had still decided against scheduling games on the day of worship out of fear it might alienate its church-going fans, and will not play its first home game on a Sunday until 1918.

The Court of Appeals upholds the ban prohibiting Sunday amusements in Washington D.C, after the law, which would have allowed the playing of baseball on this day of the week, had previously been overturned. The Senators, during the brief legal interval, had still decided against scheduling games on the day of worship out of fear it might alienate its church-going fans, and will not play its first home game on a Sunday until 1918.

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 Philadelphia Athletics owner Connie Mack begins cleaning house, asking waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank and Chief Bender. Coombs goes to the Brooklyn Robins as Plank and Bender escape Mack’s manoeuvering by jumping to the Federal League. Despite winning the American League pennant, Philadelphia fans did not support the Athletics and the club lost $50,000.

1914 – Philadelphia Athletics owner Connie Mack begins cleaning house, asking waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank and Chief Bender. Coombs goes to the Brooklyn Robins as Plank and Bender escape Mack’s manoeuvering by jumping to the Federal League. Despite winning the American League pennant, Philadelphia fans did not support the Athletics and the club lost $50,000.

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In front of a handful of fans, the pennant-winning Braves top the Giants, 7 – 1 in the first of two. Boston then beats up Christy Mathewson for six runs in three innings, but the game ends in a 7 – 7 tie. For the second year in a row Matty (24-13) will finish with more victories than walks (23).

In front of a handful of fans, the pennant-winning Braves top the Giants, 7 – 1 in the first of two. Boston then beats up Christy Mathewson for six runs in three innings, but the game ends in a 7 – 7 tie. For the second year in a row Matty (24-13) will finish with more victories than walks (23).

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Nap Lajoie joins Cap Anson and Honus Wagner as the only major leaguers to record 3,000 career hits when he doubles off Marty McHale in the Indians’ 5-3 victory over New York at League Park. The Cleveland infielder will end his 21-year Hall of Fame career in 1916 with a total of 3243 hits.

Nap Lajoie joins Cap Anson and Honus Wagner as the only major leaguers to record 3,000 career hits when he doubles off Marty McHale in the Indians’ 5-3 victory over New York at League Park. The Cleveland infielder will end his 21-year Hall of Fame career in 1916 with a total of 3243 hits.

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At Fenway Park, the Braves roll over the Cubs, 6 – 2 and 12 – 2. Lefty Tyler tops Hippo Vaughn in the opener, and Otto Hess beats Larry Cheney in the second game. The red hot Braves will sweep the four-game series with the Cubs.

At Fenway Park, the Braves roll over the Cubs, 6 – 2 and 12 – 2. Lefty Tyler tops Hippo Vaughn in the opener, and Otto Hess beats Larry Cheney in the second game. The red hot Braves will sweep the four-game series with the Cubs.

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After losing the opening game to Boston, 3 – 2, the last-place Reds come back in the second game to break the longest losing streak in the club’s history (and third longest in the National League) and tying the 20th Century mark of the 1906 Boston Beaneaters at 19 straight. Charles “King” Lear wins his only game of the year and pitches his only shutout ever, 3 – 0. The Reds wait till the 9th to score their three runs.

After losing the opening game to Boston, 3 – 2, the last-place Reds come back in the second game to break the longest losing streak in the club’s history (and third longest in the National League) and tying the 20th Century mark of the 1906 Boston Beaneaters at 19 straight. Charles “King” Lear wins his only game of the year and pitches his only shutout ever, 3 – 0. The Reds wait till the 9th to score their three runs.

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1914 – The White Sox score in the 4th inning on a Walter Johnson wild pitch, one of four that Johnson uncorks in the game. But he strikes out 12 batters in 13 innings as the Nats finally break through against Chicago’s Red Faber for a 6 – 1 win. The record book gives Johnson all four wild pitches in the 4th inning, but it appears that Eddie Collins, who opened with a single, stole 2nd and advanced on a grounder to 3rd, scored the Pale Hose’s only tally on a just one wild pitch.

1914 – The White Sox score in the 4th inning on a Walter Johnson wild pitch, one of four that Johnson uncorks in the game. But he strikes out 12 batters in 13 innings as the Nats finally break through against Chicago’s Red Faber for a 6 – 1 win. The record book gives Johnson all four wild pitches in the 4th inning, but it appears that Eddie Collins, who opened with a single, stole 2nd and advanced on a grounder to 3rd, scored the Pale Hose’s only tally on a just one wild pitch.

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At the age of 23, Yankees shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is hired to replace Frank Chance as the skipper of the team. During his 20-game tenure as the player-manager, the young infielder will finish the season with a 10-10 record for the sixth-place club.

At the age of 23, Yankees shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is hired to replace Frank Chance as the skipper of the team. During his 20-game tenure as the player-manager, the young infielder will finish the season with a 10-10 record for the sixth-place club.

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Yankee SS Roger Peckinpaugh, 23, replaces Frank Chance and becomes the all-time youngest manager, and the 7th in the club’s 12-year existence. He will win 9 of 17 games and will manage next at Cleveland in 1928.

Yankee SS Roger Peckinpaugh, 23, replaces Frank Chance and becomes the all-time youngest manager, and the 7th in the club’s 12-year existence. He will win 9 of 17 games and will manage next at Cleveland in 1928.

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